As Milwaukee Public Schools works to improve athletic opportunities for students, six of the district's high school boys basketball teams will take to a big stage later this month.
"The City Review" is set for Friday, Jan. 30, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena downtown at 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.
The three marquee match-ups feature some of the state's top-ranked basketball teams and they could help decide the winner of the City Conference championship. They are:
Alexander Hamilton High School vs. South Division High School at 4:30 p.m.
Riverside University High School vs. Rufus King International High School at 6:30 p.m.
Harold S. Vincent High School vs. Washington High School of Information Technology at 8:15 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets are available to students for $6 and to adults for $8 at participating schools and at the MPS Athletics office, 5225 W. Vliet St., Room 163, Milwaukee 53208 from Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student tickets will be available at the door for $6 and adult tickets for $10. For more information, contact MPS Athletics at (414) 773-9800.
"We're proud to showcase our students who are succeeding both academically and athletically," MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver said. "Students need to have access to strong athletics in addition to strong academics for a well-rounded high school experience."
MPS is strengthening athletic opportunities through rebuilding the legendary South Stadium on the near south side and renovating Custer Stadium on the north side. The two stadiums serve as home field for many MPS high schools, including Bay View High School, Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School, Rufus King International High School, James Madison Academic Campus, Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education, Riverside University High School, South Division High School, Harold S. Vincent High School and Washington High School of Information Technology.